This popular drill set is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen
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This popular drill set is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase...
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Old -vs- New (Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2763) Do they lose power?
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Old -vs- New (Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2763) Do they lose power?

In response to multiple viewer questions that we’ve recently received, specifically asking about long-term performance and power levels of cordless...
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The Trouble With Cordless Power Tools
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The Trouble With Cordless Power Tools

If you grow up around a small engineering business you are likely to gain something of an appreciation for power...
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P&G to spin off Duracell
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P&G to spin off Duracell

Procter & Gamble is splitting off the Duracell battery business. The company said it is acting to boost its share price and to reduce the number of shares outstanding. It hopes to give shares of a new stand-alone Duracell to its shareholders late next year, but said it will look at other options, including a possible sale of the company.
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How to make your ‘dead’ batteries last eight times longer
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How to make your ‘dead’ batteries last eight times longer

Never dead again: Boost your smartphone battery life—whether it's an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry—with these easy tips.
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This Cell Phone NEVER Needs to Be Plugged In to Recharge—Seriously
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This Cell Phone NEVER Needs to Be Plugged In to Recharge—Seriously

Ever get frustrated because your cell phone battery seems to drain super quick? Researchers are coming up with a solution...
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France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040 
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France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040 

France is joining a growing movement to force the extinction of vehicles that run on fossil fuels, saying on Thursday that it would aim to end the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. The target is less ambitious than ones set by countries like Norway and India. Still, coming from a major car-producing country, France’s declaration gave additional momentum to efforts to fight climate change and urban smog by promoting the use of electric cars. The timing of the announcement was also significant, a da
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Coming to Your Backpack: A Solar Panel to Recharge a Phone 
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Coming to Your Backpack: A Solar Panel to Recharge a Phone 

New solar panels use a photosensitive dye to start their energy production, much the way leaves use chlorophyll to begin photosynthesis.
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What’s So Bad About Big?
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What’s So Bad About Big?

By MATTHEW L. WALDMARCH  “SMALL is beautiful,” wrote the economist E. F. Schumacher almost 35 years ago. In most areas...
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With a Little Help From the Sun
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With a Little Help From the Sun

By Matthew L. Wald THNKS to size-reducing advances over the last four years in rechargeable batteries and solar panels, consumers...
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Britain Launches Fund to Boost Electric Battery Technology
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Britain Launches Fund to Boost Electric Battery Technology

By JACK EWING BIRMINGHAM/ LONDON — Britain launched a 246 million-pound ($320 million) fund on Monday to boost the development and...
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A Peek Behind the Curtain — Design Awards
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A Peek Behind the Curtain — Design Awards

In addition to creating high-tech, cutting edge charging hardware - we also spend endless hours developing industry-benchmark industrial design. Participating...
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The Joys Of More Battery Life
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The Joys Of More Battery Life

In the age of the smartphone, we have become tethered to our phones; they control every aspect of our lives. We willingly adapt our lifestyle to run off the schedule of our smartphone’s battery . Back when cell phones were just portable telephones, battery life lasted for days; it was impossible to drain the battery dry in one day, no matter how hard you tried. As cell phones evolved into app-driven smartphones, battery life devolved - battery life decreased exponentially and it became a constant challenge to keep our smartphone alive from sunrise to sunset. In preparation for this blog, we asked a few of our most loyal fans to participate in a quick survey about battery life.
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